What The Judges Are Looking For On Tonight’s ‘American Idol’
American Idol premieres tonight and we are totally psyched. This is, after all, the original (and some say best) talent competition show. If you look at the stars produced, no other show even comes close. Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan will watch a bunch of young singers try and impress them. But what are they looking for?
It’s hard to explain. There is a certain undefinable factor that they are looking to find. An…x factor…if you will. Katy Perry explains,
“We are looking for something unusual — I am, in particular. There [are] a lot of great singers but… it all depends on what kind of star you want. Do you want someone who can just play… bars? Or do you want to fill arenas? What kind of star do you want?” the “Fireworks. I’m always looking for the biggest one. So I think it’s a combination of things. It’s about presence. It’s about, what do they contribute musically? Is their perspective different… is it unique?. What kind of star do you want? I’m always looking for the biggest one. So I think it’s a combination of things. It’s about presence. It’s about, what do they contribute musically? Is their perspective different… is it unique? That magic, that twinkle, that charisma. Those moments where… they come in very unassuming… then they start singing and magic starts happening. That’s the main thing — the people that really move our souls and fire us up.”
In other words, it’s nothing you can explain intellectually but rather something you can feel. We’ll see how successful they are at finding that special something tonight.